I’m always on the prowl for new coffee shops to try. And it’s not just for the love of coffee, I do it because I want to eventually say I have tried all the coffee shops in Davao. This week we tried Green Coffee, another burgeoning coffee chain in Metro Davao.
I’ve so far visited and blogged about the favorites: from old-timer BluGre Coffee to up and coming popular spot Dayaw Coffee and Tea. The choices are almost endless in downtown Davao City where there is a coffee shop in almost every corner.
We pass by Green Coffee every week going to our favorite mall SM Lanang Premier. It’s pretty close to where we live but we always end up getting coffee from a different place because there’s always a crowd at Green Coffee and parking is scarce. They’re especially popular among students because they’re open 24/7. Their operating hours make it perfect for all-night cramming for exams.
Green Coffee’s Vibe
But over the weekend we chanced on a parking spot so we went for it. Green Coffee’s building is in stark contrast with its ‘green’ theme. The unpainted concrete somehow emphasized the green setting. The wooden furniture lacked the common comfort of plush seats but were surprisingly made for sitting for hours on end.
Coffee and Cakes
I’m no coffee connoisseur but I know good coffee from the bad. Green Coffee’s brews are excellent. We ordered our usual: coffee jelly for me and hot mocha for the husband. We just had dinner to we just shared a slice of Oreo cheesecake. I believe their cheesecake is a house specialty so as expected, it was delicious. Even Adie, who isn’t a cheese fan, enjoyed a few bites.
Green Coffee has three locations in Davao: one along J.P. Laurel Ave close to Southern Philippines Medical Center (the one we visited), another along F. Torres St in downtown and one in Marfori Heights, right in front of Lachi’s Sans Rival. All three branches follow the green theme, with fake hedges that provide a great backdrop for selfies, btw.
Green Coffee is a great spot for impromptu coffee breaks and all-night hang-outs with friends. The J.P. Laurel branch’s upstairs area looks a lot like a well-lit study hall, perfect for students who need to mix coffee with school work.
They also have al-fresco sitting areas right next to actual shrubs so they’re not just about the fake hedges after all!
I’d highly recommend Green Coffee for late night coffee runs or any other kind of coffee/cakes/conversation needs. Check out their Facebook page for updates!
Have you been to any Green Coffee branch? How was your experience? Let us know in the comments section below!